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How To Prepare Pashmak (Persian Cotton Candy) At Home?

Tasty, sweet, and mouthwatering. Yes, we are talking about Pashmak. You may be curious to know what it is. Pashmak is described to be an Iranian candy floss or popularly known as cotton candy, made purely from sugar.

Previously, it was a type of Pashmak, white in color with a silky texture. Now you can find different flavors of it, such as vanilla pashmak, chocolate, and even saffron. Iranians love this candy, and so do the tourists who travel to Iran. Pashmak is no doubt one of the first things the tourists take back with them from Iran.

pashmak

In this regard, let us learn how we can make Pashmak at home and know about its ingredients, as not all of us can travel to Iran or get the chance to taste the delicious pashmaks. On the other hand, this candy is very delicious and will be enjoyed by children and adults alike. However, this food is high in sugar, so do not overdose!

In Iran, Pashmak is one of the beautiful Yazd souvenirs, as well as other ancient Iranian sweets such as “Qottab,” “Haji Badam,” and other delicious treats. We hope you will be able to make the Pashmak at home and enjoy its taste.

persian pashmak

Pashmak ingredients

Pashmak has the most handful of vegetarian ingredients. As a vegetarian or vegan, you can make and eat this Persian cotton candy sideways. All you need for preparing it is the ingredients that we mention below. Make sure you do as it is said in the method of preparation then you will be able to enjoy the taste of Pashmak.

The ingredients are:

IngredientQuantity
Sugar1kg
White flour200grams
Vinegar1/3 tbsp.
Oil400 grams

How to Prepare Pashmak

  1. Go ahead and start with the first step, which is dissolving the sugar.
  2. Once it is dissolved, add the mixture to a separate container, and place it on the stove. Give it some time, and allow the syrup to boil.
  3. Add vinegar to it, start stirring slightly, and allow the mixture to thicken.
  4. Greece the tray you desire to use for the process, and pour the mixture into the tray once it is thick and ready.
  5. When the syrup is cool, it looks like a dough.
  6. Now all you need to do is kneading the dough and shaping it like a bun.
  7. Stir fry the flour in the oil, and add it to the tray. Place the candy in the tray, drag and shape it like an eight, and repeat the process over and over again till it looks like cotton candy.
  8. Once it gets the shape of cotton, it is ready to be served. Remember that you can add your desired flavors to it. You can enjoy making vanilla pashmak or even chocolate. Decorate your homemade pashmaks with pistachios and add more to their taste.
cotton candy

Notes to remember

Pashmak is a delicious treat that can be served at parties but do not overuse it. This candy is high in sugar and is harmful to everyone, not just people with diabetes. Do not overeat, as hyperglycemia actually increases your risk of heart disease. High sugar content in this snack can also damage your teeth and cause tooth decay in your child.

Is Pashmak available in your country? Does it look the way Iranians make it? What is your favorite flavor of Pashmak? Do write to us we will be glad to know.

How To Prepare Pashmak At Home

Recipe by Sara ShademaniCourse: DessertsCuisine: PersianDifficulty: Low
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

80

kcal

Pashmak is an Iranian candy floss or popularly known as cotton candy. It is made purely from sugar and convenient to make at home

Ingredients

  • 1kg sugar

  • 200grams of white flour

  • 1/3 tbsp. of vinegar

  • 400 grams of oil

Directions

  • Go ahead and start with the first step, which is dissolving the sugar.
  • Once it is dissolved, add the mixture to a separate container, and place it on the stove. Give it some time, and allow the syrup to boil.
  • Add vinegar to it, start stirring slightly, and allow the mixture to thicken.
  • Greece the tray you desire to use for the process, and pour the mixture into the tray once it is thick and ready.
  • When the syrup is cool, it looks like a dough.
  • Now all you need to do is kneading the dough and shaping it like a bun.
  • Stir fry the flour in the oil, and add it to the tray. Place the candy in the tray, drag and shape it like an eight, and repeat the process over and over again till it looks like cotton candy.
  • Once it gets the shape of cotton, it is ready to be served. Remember that you can add your desired flavors to it. You can enjoy making vanilla pashmak or even chocolate. Decorate your homemade pashmaks with pistachios and add more to their taste.

Notes

  • Pashmak is a delicious treat that can be served at parties but do not overuse it.

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